Day: April 20, 2018

Mosaic Smart Data partners

Mosaic Smart Data partners with ESA for new frontier of FinTech

20.04.2018

Fixed income, currencies and commodities (FICC) analytics startup Mosaic Smart Data will adopt algorithms developed by the European Space Agency (ESA) for capital markets. The collaboration will see the ESA give Mosaic access to two algorithm sets focusing on data models used to identify patterns and correlations used by the agency for investigating anomalies of […]

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The Big Interview

The Big Interview: Adam Toms

20.04.2018

Adam Toms, CEO, OpenFin Europe What is OpenFin and how does it benefit the buy side? Adam Toms: OpenFin essentially enables the digital transformation of a trader’s desktop. One of the best analogies we like to talk about is that we all use highly-specialised applications on our phones and we take it for granted that […]

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Tower Research taps Fidessa for SI market access

Tower Research taps Fidessa for SI market access

20.04.2018

Tower Research Capital is the latest firm to link up its systematic internaliser (SI) to Fidessa’s Intelligent SI Liquidity program. The partnership will allow Fidessa clients to access Tower Research’s liquidity in the wake of new rules under MiFID II. In February, Fidessa announced a similar partnership with Virtu Financial. Tower’s SI price feed will […]

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Industry veteran Mark Yallop joins OpenFin board

20.04.2018

Former UBS and ICAP veteran Mark Yallop has joined the board of application-agnostic operating system provider, OpenFin. Yallop currently serves as an independent member of the Prudential Regulation Committee at the Bank of England and as chair for the fixed income, currency and commodities (FICC) Markets Standards Board (FMSB). Prior to this, Yallop was UK […]

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German liquidity provider

German liquidity provider opts for Cboe’s SI technology

20.04.2018

The market making arm of a German-based liquidity provider has opted to use technology from Cboe Global markets across its systematic internaliser (SI) business. SSW Market Making, a subsidiary of SSW Trading, has used the technology to connect and service its clients with real-time public quoting, network access, bilateral trade matching and real-time trade reporting. […]

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Brazil’s Largest Brokerage Firm

Brazil’s Largest Brokerage Firm May Be Launching an OTC Bitcoin Exchange

20.04.2018

Brazil is home to half of South America’s population and wealth, and right now, the country’s largest investment broker firm may be primed to launch an over-the-counter (OTC) bitcoin exchange. XP Investimentos has not made any official announcements on the matter, but according to reports in Portal do Bitcoin on Tuesday, April 17, 2018, the […]

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Private Blockchains

Bitfury: Private Blockchains Are Intermediate Step for Governments

20.04.2018

Bitfury was one of the first companies built around the process of bitcoin mining, but the startup also now works on private blockchain software. Some would assume this might have a negative impact on the bitcoin-focused aspects of their business. But, while it’s true that the development of private, permissioned ledger systems means there could […]

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Pavel Durov Is Using Bitcoin

Telegram’s Pavel Durov Is Using Bitcoin to Bypass Russian Sanctions

20.04.2018

Telegram CEO Pavel Durov is battling against Russian security forces, after they implemented a block on Monday, April 16, 2018, on the messaging app when it refused a court order to “grant state security services access to its users’ encrypted messages,” according to Reuters. The move was initiated by Alexander Zharov, head of the Russian […]

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Dow Jones Group

Dow Jones Group Teams Up with Brave Software to Test Basic Attention Token

20.04.2018

In a collaborative effort to test the Brave platform and its digital advertising token, the Basic Attention Token (BAT), the Dow Jones Media Group has joined up with the Brave Software team. On April 18, 2018, the two organizations announced that they will experiment with blockchain technology in the realm of digital advertising and media […]

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Malta Attracts Another Blockchain Company

Blockchain-Friendly Malta Attracts Another Blockchain Company

20.04.2018

Blockchain-based, equity fundraising platform Neufund, whose technology allows tokenization of shares and fundraising on the blockchain, is announcing that it will establish a strong presence in Malta and support Malta’s rapidly expanding blockchain ecosystem. Neufund, a startup headquartered in Berlin, is the latest of many blockchain companies that have established a presence in the Mediterranean […]

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